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You deserve to have quite a lovely life.
Week 5: Slow and Steady
I got more done than I expected this past week, and that made me very happy. My husband was able to go to work on Friday (he's been out of work since March, and will continue to be out of work til October), and I had the house to myself. I was able...
That’s QUITE LOVELY
4 Habits that Make My Home More Pleasant
I used to love going out and about. I hated being home. At least once a day, I had to get out of the house or I would go crazy. But then the pandemic hit, and I spent a lot of time at home. Turns out, my desire to leave the house was entirely due...
Reduce Screen Time to Stay Sane in 2020
I never thought I would be writing an article about disconnecting from technology. I've been addicted to tech for over 20 years. I started coding websites back in 1994/1995 (I think 1995; my Mom says 1994). I got my first paying website client in...
Delete Facebook: Articles and studies about how Facebook is bad for us
I'm not going to lie: I hate Facebook. They're an awful company, and they have routinely fucked over their users. Deleting Facebook has been key to increasing my quality of life across the board. Being off of Facebook is directly responsible for...
Week 3 + 4: Status Report (such as it is)
These last couple of weeks have been exhausting for me, and as such, nothing was really done around here again, and for that, dear reader, I apologise. My day job is taking too much out of me physically, and I had to devote my spare time to my...
Week 2: Not a lot got done this week
Welcome to the status report for week 2. For my day job I work at a diner in a college town. The university reopened, and 6500 students showed up, but, the university hasn't opened the dining hall #BecauseCOVID. Needless to say, the diner has been...
Peek over my shoulder and behind the scenes
I’m Ysmay. I’m a serial entrepreneur and web designer. I first started building websites professionally back in 1999.
My web design agency closed when the pandemic hit, and I now spend an inordinate amount of time waiting tables.
While a little mental break was nice — and I still wait tables — this isn’t a long term solution. I want to have kids, and I won’t be able to give them the life I want if I’m stuck waiting tables.
QuiteLovelyLife.com was born out of a simple question:
Is it possible to work from home and create freedom through blogging in 2020?
Instead of just trying out a few things and seeing how it goes, I thought it would be most helpful if I document the journey. This way you can learn along with me.
I invite you to follow along as I create this blog from zero.
“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”
SHEILA MURRAY BETHEL